Culture Change Affecting Da’Quan BowersApril 10th, 2012
Joe can only imagine the depth of the about-face inside One Buc Palace over the past eight days, since players were formally introduced to Greg Schiano and his staff.
The contrast to the Raheem regime has to be stark.
Schiano’s schooling everyone on the new Buccaneer Way and how discipline will go down. Military Mike Sullivan is leading the offense while loyal lieutenant Bill Sheridan teaches the Schiano defense. All happening while Bucs success operative Butch Davis stares everyone down in silence.
Joe can’t wait to see how this all translates on the field.
But off the field, the impact of Schiano already is reverberating. DaQuan Bowers took to his 76,000+ Twitter followers yesterday to announce that his new head coach is in his head in a big way.
@DaQuanBowers91- Schiano hit home in our little meeting today made me rethink about somethings ……Sept cant get here fast enuff lol
Of course, there’s always a chance Schiano simply just recommended a new pregame meal to Bowers, but Joe suspects this all runs a hell of a lot deeper than calorie counts and choices of carbohydrates. Especially coming from Bowers, who’s an introspective musician type to start with.
Joe keeps hearing in his head Ronde Barber’s laugh last week when the Bucs icon talked about the tighter ship now in place at One Buc Palace. That snicker measured something very significant.